Many plastics plants today understand the importance of steam heat. Our steam heaters are the ideal way to meet their needs, and we install steam heat sources in plastics plants around the globe on a regular basis.
Why Steam Heat?
Steam heat is the perfect convection heat source for two main reasons – the level of heat output and the level of uniform temperature distribution. The convection heat transfer is quite a bit greater than that of air, making it ideal. The real problem, though, is that condensed water can’t pose a problem to the process, and that can only happen at a fairly limited temperature range. Steam heat has a long history in plastics. When thermoforming first became popular, plastic materials were formulated from celluloid through steam injection, it was in virtually every factory around.
Steam Heat Today
These days, even thermoforming has abandoned steam heat because plastics themselves have changed. They simply require higher temperatures. That’s not to say you can’t still find it in the industry, though. You typically see it with the production of polystyrene foam parts and foam boards.
The Right Equipment for the Right Job
If your factory finds steam heat to be the ideal method for plastics processing, we can help. Contact us today to learn more about our unique steam heaters and how they might be of use to you. Beyond steam heat, though, we offer a variety of other solutions for plastics processing plants including our ultra mixer technology that offers the most effective product dispersion on the market today.
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